Chives Disks - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Fill a 6" pot with soil, put the disk on top of the soil, and cover with approximately 1/4" layer of soil or vermiculite. Water well at planting and then water as needed as the plant grows.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.
PLANT HEIGHT: 14-18".
PLANT SPACING: 1 disk per 6" nursery pot.
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-9.
HARVEST: Individual leaves may be harvested once the plants are established. Harvest leaves before flowering begins. Leaves can be harvested 3-4 times per year, cut at ground level.
Leaves may be used fresh or dried. To dry, cut bundles into 1/4- 1/2" lengths. Spread one layer on a screen, allowing for air circulation. Place in a well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight. Stir periodically while drying.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Allium schoenoprasum